Told through death-defying acrobatics, awe-inspiring choreography and movement, and original music, the still- to-be-named production at Club Fugazi invites everyone to take exhilarating romp through both the essence and the myth that has earned San Francisco the place it holds in our collective imagination.
From the Gold Rush and 1906 earthquake to the Summer of Love and the mysterious fog, San Francisco will vividly come to life through a series of tableaus (acts) that pay homage to the City's stunning beauty, storied characters, and astounding resilience. The production will play seven performances a week at Club Fugazi.
The production will feature nine of the world's best acrobats who have graced the stages of some of the most prestigious venues around the globe. They include (in alphabetical order): Isabella Diaz (United States), Melvin Diggs (United States), Devin Henderson (United States), Ruben Ingwersen (Australia), Kalani June (United States), Jérémi Levesque (Canada), Natasha Patterson (United States), Enmeng Song (China), and Junru Wang (China).
David Dower launch of Club Fugazi Experiences is a brand-new theatrical experience from the world-renowned circus and arts collective, The 7 Fingers. The intimate and immersive resident production, created by Bay Area natives and The 7 Fingers co-founders Gypsy Snider and Shana Carroll, is a love letter to the City by the Bay.
"While it was bittersweet to see Beach Blanket Babylon shelve their hats after a glittering 45-year run, the stage at Club Fugazi will shine again!" - San Francisco District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
As their core leadership is made up of native San Franciscans, we know that The 7 Fingers will also be making San Francisco a major center of circus arts experimentation and development showcasing the finest of performing arts productions. We say, 'Welcome Home' to them!" - Dan Macchiarini, Vice President of the North Beach Business Association
The Club Fugazi Experiences team includes: David Dower (Co-Producer and Executive Director), Eric Eislund (Co- Producer and General Manager), and Deborah Barrera (Co-Producer). Nassib El-Husseini, CEO of The 7 Fingers, will serve as Executive Producer.
The creative team includes: Gypsy Snider (Artistic Director), Shana Carroll (Artistic Director), Colin Gagne (Composer), Alexander V. Nichols (Production Designer), Jake Rodriguez (Sound Designer), and Keiko Carreiro (Costume Designer).